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Enhanced Survey Programme

As part of the ESP requirements, a Survey Planning Questionnaire and Survey Planning Document are required to be prepared by the owners/managers at least six months in advance of the Special survey and submitted to Lloyds Register (LR) Group surveyors for agreement for all ships that are assigned the ESP notation.

As part of the ESP requirements, a survey planning questionnaire and survey planning document are required to be prepared by the owners/managers at least six months in advance of the special survey and submitted to Lloyds Register (LR) Group surveyors for agreement for all ships that are assigned the ESP notation. Please note that in addition to the ESP requirements, for single hulled oil tankers beyond a certain age, compliance with Regulation 13G(7) of MARPOL 73/78 as amended is also required. For guidance regarding these requirements, please click here.

To assist owners with the preparation of the survey planning questionnaire and survey planning document, the following five ESP booklets have been provided for the different ship types:

1. Enhanced Survey Programme for Bulk Carriers (Including Ore Carriers)
2. Enhanced Survey Programme for Chemical Tankers
3. Enhanced Survey Programme for Oil Tankers
4. Enhanced Survey Programme for Ore/Bulk/Oil ships
5. Enhanced Survey Programme for Ore/Oil ships

If you are not sure which booklet to use please contact your local LR Group office.

(Note: for ships classed as oil and chemical tankers, the oil tanker booklets are to be used and in addition, the longitudinal strength assessment requirement for oil tankers would also be applicable, as well as any additional chemical tanker requirements as applicable.)

Appendices 1 & 2

The completed Appendices 1 and 2 (of these booklets), covers the minimum information that is required to be submitted for agreement of the Survey programme.

For ease of completion, a copy of the versions of Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 suitable for oil tankers and bulk carriers) has also been provided as a Word document.

Appendix 1: Survey Planning Questionnaire for a Bulk Carrier
Appendix 1: Survey Planning Questionnaire for a Chemical Tanker
Appendix 1: Survey Planning Questionnaire for a Tanker OO & OBO

Appendix 2: Special Survey Programme for a Bulk Carrier
Appendix 2: Special Survey Programme for a Chemical Tanker
Appendix 2: Special Survey Programme for a Tanker OO & OBO

Submitting the documents for approval

Open and print the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 pages from the appropriate ESP booklet, fill the details in by hand and submit by post / fax through your local LR Group office.

Download, open and complete the Word version of Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 using the appropriate ESP booklet for guidance and then print and (/or) save on your PC. The completed Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 could then be submitted as a fax or an email attachment through your local LR Group office.

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